"Zove is known for his quick, dramatic landscape designs - think lilies and
koi ponds, cattails and cascades, gazebos and footbridges - and for his
cutting-edge landscaping designs and innovations."
~ Philadelphia Magazine
"We’ve used them for over 25 years and find their landscaping services to be impeccable and superb. The owner, Alden, is a consummate professional and a man of his word."
~ Barbara B. from Rydal
"The grounds have never looked better. Everyone at the party was thrilled to be in such a beautiful place. Cedar Run’s landscape design was fantastic!"
~ Beth B. from Gwynedd Valley
"My North Wales neighbors kept commenting about how professional my landscape design appeared, even on the hottest days of the year. I am thrilled with the outcome and look forward to working with them again."
~ Geneva S. from Glenside
"They are the best of any North Wales landscapers we’ve ever had and we’ve had many. The crew is courteous, friendly, and quiet. I don’t even know they had been here. They are an excellent crew and go above and beyond what I ask for. "
~ Michael D. from Fort Washington
"The landscape design was fantastic and the final work exceeded our expectations. Throughout the project the crew took the time to do the job right. Also they always cleaned up after themselves and the guys were always polite and friendly."
~ Gerard G. from Doylestown
"They were excellent. They were prompt, pleasant, stuck to the timeline, and the garden turned out just beautifully. They cleaned up after themselves. Everything was clean and neat and looked like it had been there forever. "
~ Nancy R. from Wynnewood
"Work was done when they said it would be, and they were great at the follow-ups both before and after the job was complete."
The Sustainable Business Network (SBN) is a group of businesses and individuals who have joined together to help build a just, green and thriving economy within the Philadelphia region. The SBN is an effective resource that helps locally-owned businesses improve their environmental and community impact while also advancing profits. Cedar Run Landscapes has been involved with SBN since 2008 when we won the triple bottom award. We have also been closely involved in the organizations newest priority initiative, Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Partners.
PDW Rain Check Project: Concrete driveway replaced with permeable pavers
The trend toward sustainable living and awareness of how individual actions impact our local environment has begun to transform how we manage our stormwater. To help improve upon this movement it is essential that industry leaders help identify the barriers small businesses come across within the GSI industry. Cedar Run Landscapes has taken up this task by participating as a member of the GSI Partners sub-committee, Local Community of Practice. This committee consists of industry leaders that are focused on growing a vibrant green stormwater approach to the management of stormwater. Several of the committeeâ€™s objectives are to grow leadership among its participants, identify any obstacles that GSI businesses come across during implementing new infrastructure, and providing recommendations to improve the process.
A rain garden capturing roof runoff from two neighboring homes.
GSI Partners was created in response to the Philadelphia Water Departmentâ€™s program â€˜Green Cities Clean Watersâ€™, a 25 year plan to protect and enhance our watershed through managing stormwater with innovative green infrastructure. Cedar Run Landscapes has also been a part of the Philadelphia Water Departments Rain Check Program, which supports Green Cities Clean Waters. Check out our previous blog posts to see some of our recent projects weâ€™ve installed through Rain Check.
Cedar Run Landscapes has been selected to participate in PWDâ€™s Rain Check pilot program. This program was developed to help homeowners improve their landscapes while managing stormwater runoff. By redirecting this runoff we are reducing the amount of rainwater that enters Philadelphiaâ€™s sewer systems and in effect decreasing water pollution and improving our waterways. To learn more about this program, click here.
This month Cedar Run Landscapes installed a 126 sq. ft. permeable natural stone patio. Below are several photos taken during the installation process. Permeable patios are constructed to permit water to soak though the joints of the paving stones where the aggregate base below filters out particulates. This cleans the water as it percolates into the water table.
Here is Keith, one of our supervisors,Â finishing the depaving and removing of compacted sub-soilÂ before the installation of the permeable patio.
The crew isÂ filling in the patio joints with clean stone which will allow water to seep into the base below and into the ground.
Finished patio after being sprayed down with water.
By installing permeable patios and implementing other types of storm water solutions, Cedar Run Landscapes is taking the initiative in sustainable design. We are proud to be participating in greening our local communities and hope to continue providing innovative techniques for handling stormwater issues. With each project installed, we are reducing runoff and helping to protect the health of our watersheds.